My photos this week are from a trip I took to the Norfolk Botanical Gardens in Norfolk, Virginia some time ago. It is a lovely garden and one I can highly recommend if you ever find yourself in that area.
We started at the Japanese Garden which was a gift to commemorate the historic trip of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Paul Snyder, the first official delegate to the Sister City association with Moji, Japan.
In the next photo you will see my main purpose for going to the garden.
I had heard about this plant and the explanation next to it read: "Once in a Lifetime: You are witnessing the only flowering of this specimen of the Century Plant (Agave Americana). The Mexican native may wait between 10 to 30 years to flower, depending on climatic conditions. This plant is 15 to 25 years old. After flowering the main plant will die, but small offshoots will continue to grow around the mother plant."
As these photos are several years old, I am not sure if those offshoots are thriving. I do hope so!
Hopefully we will be able to visit the garden again one day, but as it is some distance away, and with everything else going on, I am not sure when that will be.